Cyclone Mandous: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin says four dead in heavy rainfall
While commenting on the damage, CM MK Stalin said, “151 houses and huts got damaged, other damages are being calculated. In Chennai, 400 trees were uprooted”
Cyclone Mandous wreaked havoc across India's southeastern coast as it brought heavy rainfall. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin announced on Saturday that four people have died across Tamil Nadu after Cyclone Mandous made landfall off Mamallapuram.
Speaking to the media, the chief minister said, "I inspected the affected areas. Corporation workers have worked very well. 4 people have lost their lives in this heavy rainfall. 98 cattle died too."
While commenting on the damage in the southern state of India, CM Stalin said, "151 houses and huts got damaged, other damages are being calculated. In Chennai, 400 trees were uprooted."
ECR, காசிமேடு பகுதிகளில் #CycloneMandous-ஆல் ஏற்பட்ட பாதிப்புகளை ஆய்வு செய்து, பாதிக்கப்பட்ட மக்களுக்கு நிவாரண உதவிகள் வழங்கினேன்.— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) December 10, 2022
இயற்கைப் பேரிடரிலிருந்து மக்களைக் காத்திட இரவு பகல் பாராமல் முழு அர்ப்பணிப்போடு தங்களை ஈடுபடுத்திக் கொண்ட மாண்புமிகு அமைச்சர் பெருமக்கள் - (1/3) pic.twitter.com/JvouauLwpX
Cyclone Mandous brought winds raging at 65kmph to 75kmph and rainfall up to 10cm. The gusts touched 85kmph.
The cyclone made landfall on Friday between 11:30pm and 1:30am (local time). Cyclone Mandous crossed the coast with a wind speed of 75km per hour.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the cyclone has now weakened into a deep depression.
Deep Depression (remnant of the cyclonic storm Mandous) weakened into a Depression over north Tamil Nadu. To gradually weaken into a well marked low pressure area during next 12 hours. pic.twitter.com/y1uJ0lIc6z— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) December 10, 2022
According to the IMD forecast, there will be light to moderate rainfall at most places on Saturday. The forecast also mentioned that heavy to very heavy showers (64.5 mm-204 mm) will be recorded at isolated locations across Rayalaseema, north Tamil Nadu and south interior Karnataka.
Meanwhile, coastal Andhra Pradesh will receive heavy rains (64.5 mm-115.5 mm) for the next 24 hours. In Andhra Pradesh, Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) leaders, including MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy, and other local officials in Tirupati visited the areas affected by Cyclone Mandous on Saturday.
(With inputs from agencies)
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